Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD Review

January 12, 2018 | Mark Goldstein |

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD from around the web.

cameralabs.com »

The Tamron 100-400/4.5-6.3 VC is an interesting lens for people looking for an affordable and light long telephoto zoom for high resolution APS-C/DX or full-frame/FX sensors. For only 840 EUR / 800 USD Tamron built a lens that delivers sharp and contrasty images over most of its zoom range that weighs only 1.1kg / 39oz. Its performance coupled with the multitude of customizing AF and VC via computer (needs Tamron’s Tap-in console) make for a compelling package. But there’s also one downside to this lens: the AF produces more outliers than usual.
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ephotozine.com »

Lenses for full frame cameras in the range of around 100-400mm hit an extremely useful point in the focal length range. Birding, general wildlife, sports and portraiture all cry out for these lenses so an alternative to the generally expensive marque optics is always welcome. The Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD lens is reviewed here using the Canon 5DS R body. Alongside this, we have the optional Tamron Tripod Mount M that is specifically designed for the lens and is included in the review.
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dustinabbott.net »

Several years back Tamron started a new revolution of affordable supertelephoto zoom lenses with the SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC USD. The lens was an instant success and spawned a whole new class of such lenses. About this time last year Tamron launched a second generation of that lens (G2), and it showcased their new build quality and advances in autofocus and image stabilization (Tamron’s VC, or Vibration Compensation). Despite the excellence of those lenses, however, there are a large number of photographers for whom they are simply too large and heavy.
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